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Education: Master of Science in Library Science
Bachelor of Science in History
Eloise Hitchcock is the director of Cumberland University's Doris & Harry Vise Library. Before coming to Cumberland, she was the Associate Library Director at Western Carolina University. She has also previously held positions at Tennessee Technological University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of the South and Berea College.
Eloise has a broad range of experience in college and university libraries with expertise in both technical and public services. She has developed initiatives in collection development, reference and instruction, as well as administrative services. Eloise is dedicated to promoting library use, increasing the accessibility of library materials and teaching students how to locate and evaluate information. She has worked within the community by initiating reading programs, sponsoring community book events, publishing bibliographies and writing book reviews for several professional journals.
Eloise was honored as the recipient of the 2008 Frances Neal Cheney Award bestowed by the Tennessee Library Association for her "significant contributions to the world of books and librarianship."
North Carolina Library Association Conference, Surviving SACS: the Librarians Role in Reaccreditation. October 17, 2007, Hickory, NC.
Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, We are all in the Same Boat: Public Relations by Committee at an Academic Library. March 29 April 1, 2007, Baltimore, MD.
TennShare WorkshopSelecting and Managing Electronic Resources. August 9, 2002, Murfreesboro, TN.
Bibliography of Tennessee History, 1973 - 1996, with W. Calvin Dickinson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999. 453 pp. Listed in American Library Associations Reference & User Services Quarterly, Best Bibliographies in History, Summer 2001.
War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713: A Selected Bibliography, with W. Calvin Dickinson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 140 pp.
Tennessee Bibliography, with Edwin Frank. Tennessee Librarian. Annual publication from 1995-2004.
Where the Heck is It? Library Journal, Ready Reference Column, July, 1991.
Materials Used in the Research of State History: A Citation Analysis of the 1986 Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Collection Building, Vol. X, no. 1/2, 1990.
Reviews of books and Internet resources in Choice, Library Journal and other professional publications.
Listed in Whos Who in America, 65th edition, 2011.
Recipient of the Tennessee Library Associations 2008 Frances Neel Cheney Award for Significant contribution to the world of books and librarianship.
TennShare Board Member- Academic Library Representative
Datafest Committee member
By-Laws Committee member
Editorial Board member for Tennessee Libraries, the Journal of the Tennessee Library Association
Advisory Board member of IGI Global Publishing "Advances in Library Information Science and Research" Book Series